Archive for May, 2014

Orvieto, Italy

Friday, May 30th, 2014

It is like home to me now. This is my fourth teaching trip to Orvieto with Bill and Kristi from Adventures in Italy Sometimes I just have to pinch myself as it seems unreal that I am so lucky to experience these wonderful travel adventures.
I have five wonderful students this year four from Australia and one from the USA. We have been experiencing very special Umbrian treats as well as spending lovely time together working on ‘Italy’ inspired creations.

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Creative Stitching
Sue

Quilt Market – Pittsburgh

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

We had a lovely weekend in Pittsburgh exhibiting at Spring Market. It was wonderful to see many of our loyal customers, new store owners and many of my designer friends. Thanks for all your support.

As we were able to drive I took the whole gang. My three children Kelly, Jason and Aimee, Mitch our new employee and Melissa my good friend. I had lots of helpers but my main objective was to have them experience market and meet many of our customers. We all had fun some a little too much!

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A fun group who shared their purses

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Astrid from Cotton and Color in Switzerland sharing the projects I will be teaching for her next April

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Barbie Brooks shared her Crimson Tweed quilt with me

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Jen Kingwell, my good friend, in her colorful booth

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My friend Kori in her booth. Her first market with fun patterns under the name Olive Grace using Genziana wool thread for embroidery

Lots of inspiration and fun colors this spring!
Spent the last couple of days organizing after market and getting ready for my class in Orvieto, Italy. Left today blogging in Toronto then overnight to Rome.

Was able to fit in a quick trip to the Cleveland Art Museum yesterday with Joyce. I wanted to see the Van Gogh exhibited Repetitions. It was great made me see my little repetitive samplers in a new light. Lots of texture and great color combinations in his paintings

Creative Stitching
Sue

Our House in Milford, TX

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Mom and daughter team Anne and Angie own a wonderful retreat house in Milford, TX. I have just returned for the second year teaching two retreats for them. Next year I will be returning in May 2015.

We layered and embellished leaves using embossed velvet, fun cottons and hand dyed wools then layered with stitches using an array of textural threads and fibers.

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I am looking forward to returning next year. Many thanks Anne and Angie for a lovely week
Creative Stitching
Sue

Empty Spools – Asilomar, CA

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The week I taught at Empty Spools was spectacular! The sun shone the whole time and the weather was in the 70’s. I had 25 very enthusiastic students who all worked on small studies which we layered and embellished. I will be returning to teach for two weeks next year. Sign ups are now open for Empty Spools 2015

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Creative Stitching
Sue

St. Louis, MO

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

I was asked to teach for a lovely group of ladies in St Louis many who were experience stitchers and who have done my BOM program. We stitched on fun flower blocks layering the background and appliqué with fabrics and stitches. It was great to see these little blocks come to life with needle and thread.

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The last picture is Carols finished Earth ‘n Twig quilt. It is Always wonderful to see finished quilts!

Thanks so much to Barbara and JoAnn for organizing my visit and making me feel so welcome.

Creative Stitching
Sue

Workt by Hand – Tipp City, Ohio

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Melissa, Sally, Alice and I gathered with 36 wonderful students to stitch and embellish for 3 days. It was wonderful to visit with new and old friends. Each project was unique using fun new techniques.

Here is a sampling of student work

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It was a wonderful weekend full of creativity and friendship. Thanks to Melissa, Sally, Alice and friends for being a part of this venture.
Creative Stitching
Sue

Quilt Crossing – Boise, Idaho

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

In April I returned to the lovely store Quilt Crossing in Boise ID owned by Patty and Laura. My classes were filled with wonderful students all inspired to learn new techniques and fun stitches.

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The last picture is Laura’s lovely Peony Bloom Pincushion from our previous class. It is always fun to see complete projects!
Thanks to everyone for making the classes so much fun.
Creative Stitching
Sue